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. from washington our investigative correspondent live at newtown high school. let me start with you, pete. what's the latest on the investigation and the question that investigators said they will tell us at some point which is how closer are we to knowing why? >> not much that i know of, chuck. they had been hopeful that they could extract some information from the computers that he had in the home. he was very into computers, they say. he was very socially with drawn. he was very engaged with computers. they say before he left his mother's house on the morning that he shot and killed her while she was sleeping, he damaged extensively his computers that he took the hard drive out and tried to tamper with the inside of it and pulled the disk out and did a lot of damage to it. it's not clear whether they will be able to extract information and they will try their best and there is hope they will find something. there was no letter or note left behind. he was not someone who apparently was involved in social media. he didn't post things on websites or chat rooms. there is precious lit
students and six staff members of the school are killed in newtown, connecticut. >> i have been at this for one- third of a century, and my sensibilities may not be of the average man, but this probably is the worst i have seen or the worst that i know of any of my colleagues have seen. >> the massacre occurred in newtown, connecticut, just miles from the national shooting sports foundation, the nation's second most powerful pro-gun lobby in the country after the national rifle association. we will host a debate on gun control between the gun honors for america and the coalition to stop gun violence. then we will speak to paul barrett, author of, "glock: the rise of america's gun." and we will get a report from the streets of cairo from sharif abdel kouddous. >> of voting among the division. egyptians headed to the polls on saturday in the sixth national election in nearly two years. this time, to vote on a referendum and a hotly disputed constitution. >> all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. presid
newtown, regresamos a las 11. >> hoy es domingo y estos son los titulares el presidente de presidente barack obama partcipa en una vigilia, se conocen nuevos detalles del asesino multiple de conecticut, y los abuelos de la pequeña hispana, y que se mueve dentro de la mente de un criminal? analizamos los perfiles. este es su noticiero univisión fin de semana. >> buenas noches bvienvenidso al noticiero univisión, no podemos tolerar esto más y tenemos que cambiar, son palabras de obama que asiste a una ceremonia multireligiosa. >> es su 4ta vez que habla con familiares de masacres terribles, en vivo enrique saavedra. >> lourdes buenas noches, muchisima gente se reune en la preparatoria newtown parte de la vigilia con otros cleros, los asistentes dentro del auditorio aplaudieron con los policías, ivban todos, vestian un liston verde con un ángel al medio para mostrar su apoyo. >> la comunidad y el estado completo tiene que salir adelante, dijo que ese había sido el día más complicado de su presidencia, dice que newtown nos inspira a todos por como enfrenta la tragedia. >> nos reu
>>> as you can imagine, a cloud of grief hangs over newtown, connecticut, today. the community begins the first of more than two dozen heart-wrenching good-byes. funerals for two of the 6-year-olds killed in the elementary school massacre are being held today. i'm suzanne malveaux in atlanta with "newsroom" special coverage as newtown remembers. >> reporter: and i'm wolf blitzer here in newtown, connecticut. the funerals will continue for days as the 20 children, the 6 teachers are laid to rest. all this follows a very moving and emotional service last night. ♪ it includes a prayer sung by a rabbi, readings from the bible and the koran, prayers from christian leaders and a promise from president obama. >> in the coming weeks, i'll use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens from law enforcement, to mental health professionals, to parents and educators in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. >> tonight the crowd at the prayer service gave a standing ovation to the first responders, those who answered the call at sandy hook elementary sc
at the secondary scene location in newtown has been positively identified as nancy lanza. birth date september 6th, 1960. mer cause of death multiple gun shot wounds and the death has been ruled a homicide. >> then dressed ninja style he took four heavy weapons probable stash of heavy weapons and headed to the local elementary school to ignite his personal holocaust. >> the male subject identified as the shooter of sandy hook elementary school has been positively identified as adam lanza. he resided at that residence. >> i am geraldo rivera report live on the day the president of the united states came to comfort this stricken connecticut community ravrageed by the unprecedented slaughter the state police spokesman confirmed whenever adam lanza's motives the troubled 20-year-old blasted his way into the school intending to butcher as many children as he could. >> the weapons that was utilized most of the time during this horrific crime was identified as the bushmaster ar 15 assault type weapon it had high capacity magazines and in addition the subject had a glock 10 millimeter all weapons had mult
. >> alison, there are a number of people from our region who love come here to help out in newtown. we earlier talks with an area from the baltimore area who came with the red cross to try to call about. they are among the hundreds of people who came here to try to give aid. the memorial near the elementary school continues to grow as the community tries to make sense of how anyone could murder 26 people. >> she did not contain per motion. >> it is just not right. i do not know what to say. they are just little babies. >> three days after six adults and 20 children were murdered, grief is still everywhere in newtown. >> it is beyond words to describe the level of the tragedy for this community for these families. it is just beyond a terrific. >> she is with save the children which has set up a program at this newtown middle school for kids to play while their parents receive much- needed counseling. many of the youngsters were inside sandy hook elementary when the murders happened. >> it is a friendly environment here. >> to give them a place where they can feel safe, where they can ha
the people of newtown, they're not alone. a powerful call to action. a president filled with angry. >> i come to offer the love and prayers of a nation. mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow. nor can they heal your wounded hearts. you're not alone in your grief. >> reporter: consolation first. and then, a call to action. >> this is our first task. caring for our children. if we don't get that right, we don't get anything right. can we truly say, as a nation, that we're meeting our obligations? the answer is no. these tragedies must end. and to end them, we must change. >> reporter: president obama, stricken and stern, promised to make america safer for our children. >> i'll use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. are we really prepared to say we're powerless in the face of such carnage? >> reporter: across the audience, tears became sobs, as the president remembered those who shielded the children. >> dawn hochsprung, mary sherlach, lauren rousseau, vicki soto, rachel davino and anne marie murphy.
we will be live for you in newtown, connecticut with more from the president. >> peter: there is new information on the shooter his mother and what their relationship tells us about a possible motive. >> brian: i little girl played dead to save her own life. her store tore straight ahead. fox and friends starts right now. >> peter: welcome, folks, it is monday morning and fox and friends. the president was at the innerfaith service in connecticut. the governor said that friday was the hardest, toughest day of his presidency. today it continues with two of the little boys laid to rest. >> brian: if you saw the speech, you could see he was having a tough time. even though he's done it four times it is not easier it is getting harder. he sees his kids in those kids as all of us do. >> gretchen: even if you are not a parent you feel the horribleness. this is a trying day with many more to come. ahead in new ton, the first funerals will be held for the youngest victim. noah posner turned 6 last month. his twin sister escaped. jack pinto may be buried in his jint -- giant jersey. joining u
and where they should be held. to get the latest, cbs news reporter erica ferrari joins us live from newtown, connecticut, with the latest on president obama's appearance. erica. >> reporter: behind closed doors, the president reportedly told the governor of connecticut that friday was the single most difficult day of his presidency. >> charlotte, daniel, olivia... >> reporter: the tears flowed freely as the people of newtown, connecticut, remembered those gunned down at sandy hook elementary school. >> we gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults. >> reporter: president obama said he brought with him the love and prayers of the nation. >> i am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow nor can they heal your wounded hearts. >> reporter: the next painful step in the grieving process begins today when the first two funerals will be held here in newtown. >> they were innocent babies. and that's what makes it almost incomprehensible. >> reporter: police believe the carnage could have been word. adam lanza had enough bullets to kill every c
this afternoon in newtown. he was a huge fan of giants wide receiver victor cruz. cruz honored jack by writing his name on his cleats for yesterday's game. cruz plans to drive to newtown to give those items to jack's family. ♪ the weather outside is frightful ♪ ♪ but the fire is so delightful ♪ nothing melts away the cold like a hot, delicious bowl of chicken noodle soup from campbell's. ♪ let it snow, let it snow all the plastic water bottles we use in a year can add up. how's the run? but 300 of them can be replaced with just one brita filter. it was good. thanks. brita. filter for good. >>> we are back live in newtown, connecticut. the question is being asked have we finally reached a tipping point in the contentious gun control debate. the tragedy here in newtown is renewing calls to ban assault weapons and high capacity clips. new york city mayor michael bloomberg, who has been an outspoken gun control advocate, will make an announcement on gun violence in just a couple of hours. he's calling on the president to take the lead. >> we've got to really question whether military sty
in your grief. >> outside the school and around newtown, there are memorials candles and teddy bears left by people who have traveled miles to honor the victims. >>> there is new details about the gunman in friday's deadly elementary rampage. authorities now say the gunman was heavily armed. he fired hundreds of arms of ammunition and died with hundreds of rounds that were never used. in addition to having an assault rifle and two handguns, authorities say he had another shotgun in his car. some of the shooting victims were shot as many as 11 times. the shooting as you can imagine is effecting parents and kids right here in the bay area. tara moriarty is live at st. cecilia in san francisco this morning to talk more about how the students will honor the victims today. tara. >> reporter: students here plan to wear blue and gold today and those are the school colors for sandy hook elementary school. now of course on the minds of many administrators statewide is the issue of security. you can see behind me here there is a fence and it's obviously designed to keep intruders out. if someone tr
this tragedy occurred. >> joining me now from newtown is nbc news national investigative correspondent michael isocoff. as we hear police say they want a clear picture, it seems to be more cloudy than even what we heard yesterday, including whether or not adam lanza i tended the elementary school. had even a link to the school. >> reporter: well, we do believe he attended the school years ago but we were told he had no connection to the school. no current connection to the school. he wasn't working there. he wasn't volunteering there. he had no interaction with the school. at this time period of his life. is the way lieutenant vance put it. so that does add to the mystery that continues to hang over this as to why. why he made this attack. we also have spoken to more friends and family members whoft lanza family today who have reiterated there was no indication of any violence in his background. he was clearly a troubled young man. his mother nancy lanza described him as welcome a recklous. had no regular job. trying to find hip internships to get him out of the house. no indication of violenc
people are talking about tonight. newtown connecticut and the nation begin to mourn the victims of friday's horrific school shooting. jessica kartalija has more on how the school nurse survived. but first we begin with the latest on the mourning process. >> reporter: funerals were held today for noah pozner and jack pinto. >> we're going to do everything we can to find out how and why this tragedy occurred. >> reporter: the unspeakable tragedy has sparked a debate over gun control in a culture of violence in america. >> we've all got to be angry, this is not us and them. us against the nra or us against the entertainment industry, this is all of us. >> this has changed the dialogue and it should move beyond dialogue, we need action. >> reporter: a newly formed grass roots is calling for better gun control. it plans to send a delegation to washington on tuesday. >> we have the benefit and misfortune of being on the national stage right now. this is a real opportunity for us to make a statement. >> reporter: schools here will reopen tuesday but sandy hook elementary will be closed until fur
today. today, in newtown, a funeral for noah pozner who was eulogized as a boy who liked animals, video games and mexican food. he used to tell people he worked in a taco factory. at his funeral, an onlooker collapsed as the procession passed. inside, his mother shared stories that had everyone in tears. >> when she told him i love you his answer was not as much as i love you. >> reporter: a few miles away, another funeral. jack pinto, also 6, a huge sports fan, whose favorite new york giants player, victor cruz, wore his name on his cleats during sunday's game. >> i was honored, man. it was -- i couldn't express to them how great that made me feel. >> reporter: jack's friends from the wrestling team showed up in their little uniforms. in a news conference today, the normally stoic state trooper choked up when asking for privacy for the families. >> at this time i can take a couple of questions. >> reporter: he also revealed that there were actually two adult survivors on friday's rampage, not one. both female employees with gunshot wounds. >> investigatiors will speak wih them when it'
in newtown, connecticut. a town in mourning to say the least. the images that we have seen throughout this town are heartbreaking. makeshift memorials on several street corners. everything from teddy bears to candles to flowers and angels' wings. it is a beautiful community here. just so quiet and pristine and you call it because what you can hear about newtown, connecticut, and it is so filled with grief. it is only the beginning, though, as this town prepares to bury those who were killed on friday. there will be so many burials. the first of the funerals begins today at 1:00 p.m. these would beautiful children, jack pinto, noah pozner. it is going to be a tragic several weeks. no one knew that more than president obama who came here to speak to this town at a touching memorial last night. >> surely we do better than this. if there is even one step we can take to save another child or another parent or another town from the grief that'ses have e visited tucson, aurora, oak creek and newtown, communities from columbine to blacksburg before that, surely we have an obligation to try.
tribute to victims in newtown, connecticut. he joined religious leaders and mourners at a prayer vigil. he stresseded need for everyone to come together in an effort to stop horrific tragedies such as friday's shootings. >> since i've been president this the fourth time we have come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by mass shootings. >> more than 900 people packed into newtown high school for an emotional service. they came to remember loved ones lost and left with the message those that died may help lead america to become better and safer for others. >> these tragedies must end. to end them we must change. in coming weeks i'll use whatever power this office holds in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. >> the entire community of newtown has transformed into one giant memorial with flowers, teddy bears and candles now piling up at a continuous pace seemingly everywhere here. >> there is no way you can be living and this doesn't affect you. >> they are trying to find out what prompted adam lanza to shoot his own mother multiple times before continuing
. as police closed in, lanza shot himself. >> earlier tonight, president obama attended a memorial in newtown and mourned with the community. mr. obama arrived an hour before the service began to meet privately with family members of those skilled in the massacre. at the memorial, the president offered the nations's condolences. >> i come to offer the love and prayers of the nation. i am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depth of your sorrow, 94 can they heal your wounded hearts. as a community you've inspired us, newtown, in the face of in desirable violence, in the face of unconscionable evil. you've looked out for each other. you've cared for one another. >> the president ended his speech by reis theing the names of all 20 of the children killed. >> earlier in the day many people in newtown, they attended church services to express their grief, but jim axlerod said that was interrupted by violence. >> all day, people walked slowly to this makeshift memorial to leave flowers, light a candle, shed their tears. >> they were babies, they were independent babies and that's what make
listed. in sandy hook, connecticut, abc-7 news. >> ama: as the people of newtown gathered for worryship today to begin the process of grieving, a church received a bomb threat. the threat was directed at st. rose of lima church. for the second time in three days s.w.a.t. team members in camouflage were back on the streets in newtown. a thousand parishioners were evacuated. >> went out calmly, a safe resolution. >> ama: no one was injured in the incident. eight of the child victims attended this church, as do the shooter adam lanza and his mother. >> in addition to the bomb threat there are instances of people going online to spread false information about the shooting. >> this information will be posted on social media sites. misinformation coming from people posing as the shooter in this case, posing -- using other i.d.es, mimicking this crime scene, the activity in this community. >> ama: currently investigating who is behind this. they assured reporters, anyone arrested will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. >> a friend of the family says adam lanza learned how to shoot gu
with president obama in newtown for an evening brother vigil. he'll meet with the family0s of the shooting victims. investigators are still trying to find out what prompted 20-year-old adam lanza to shoot his mother multiple times in the face before continuing his killing spree at sandy hookletly that only end when he shot himself in the head. now the town is working to have the youngest survivors not have their lives impacted. >> the policeman told us to close our eyes. and just go out. >> told to us close our eyes because the man was probably dead right there. reporter: a nearby up to is helping by offering up a school that is silting empty to the children of sandy hook. the idea when they go back to school, they don't have to do it in a building struck by tragedy. >> ama: the community has been shaken by this tragedy, and it's not just those directly affected in the shooting. laura an happy to is live from sandy hook with reaction from folks in town. laura? reporter: this is a very tight-knit small community, a village. today it was filled with people and cars from all over the area. bu
." >> this is a special addition -- addition reporting live from newtown, conn.. heartbreaking farewell. of the first of the funerals of the 26 people killed in america's deadliest school shootings. in response, the u.s. lawmakers about action. tipping point?he >> this is an outrage. we are killing each other. we are the only industrialized country in the world of doing it. to >> at least nine afghan girls are killed by a landmine while collecting firewood. it raises questions about these weapons of war. >> welcome to this special edition of "bbc world news america." this community is warning the loss of 26 people including 20 children killed in a school on friday. it has ignited a debate about gun control in america. today was about the children, i got little noah and little jack pinto, to six girls who were buried today. it should a community struggling with grief and with shock. we have the latest. >> the agony of this week town was almost unbearable. first jack pinto was also buried. the town will hold the funerals of 80 more small victims of horrific violence. the parents of one of them have bee
obama was in newtown, connecticut, last night to one of the victims of friday's mass shooting. he met privately with families of the victims and other first responders. he spoke about the inspiration in the aftermath of the tragedy and vowed to you as his office to prevent further mass shootings. other speakers include the connecticut governor, dan malloy. this is about an hour and 15 minutes. >> we needed this. we needed to be together. here in this room, in the gymnasium, outside the doors of the school, in living rooms around the world. we needed to be together. to show that we are together and united. we gather in such a moment of heartbreak all of us here in newtown. we gather especially mindful of family and friends and neighbors among us. who have lost loved ones by an act of unfathomable violence and destruction. would gather to grieve together, -- we gather to grieve together, to care for one another, to weep and to remember, and to declare in our many voices that the darkest days of our community shall not be the final word heard from us. we will sigh in our sorrorws. we wi
from newtown where the grieving will take a more private turn later today. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: sunny and rob, good morning to you. today is going to be another tough day for this heartbroken community. funerals will begin today and tomorrow. for some of the victims. and last night's prayer vigil, visited by president obama, is something that this community and the country will not soon forget. >> olivia. josephine. >> reporter: the more than 900 mourners who packed newtown high school heard an emotional president obama admit the country has failed them. >> since i have been president this is the fourth time we have come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by mass shootings. >> reporter: he said he'll use the power of the presidency to stop tragedies like the massacre of 26 children and adults at sandy hook elementary school. >> these tragedies must end. to end them, we must change. >> reporter: outside the vigil where president obama spoke, an emotional reaction from a shattered community to the president's visit. >> it was very touching and to --
tonight. good evening. i'm ama dates. president obama visited the grief-stricken community of newtown, connecticut where he met with the victims' families. he will have more on tonight's services in a few minutes. we begin with abc news reporter laura anthony live in the community still reeling from the shooting that took 27 lives. laura? >> reporter: that's right, ama. the community is still reeling and starting to heal a little bit. in the meantime we learned new information. we learned adam lanza, the shooter, and his mother who was a gunnen enthusiast. abc news has learned that she actually visited a gun range in this area on several occasions. and we learned on one occasion she brought her son adam with her. now, it is unclear at this point whether he fired any guns there. >> reporter: the grieving continued late into the night in the tiny new england village of sandy hook, a community still trying to come to grips with all they lost. in the center of town near the christmas tree, the memorial grows to the 26 people killed by adam lanza at the local elementary school two days ago
evening. the funerals began today. two of the children killed in newtown, connecticut, on friday have been laid to rest. mourners leaving the service for six-year-old noah pozner were told to keep his memory in their hearts, but hearts are strained to breaking by the senseless loss. at makeshift memorials, parents held their children and tried to comprehend 20 first graders murdered at sandy hook elementary school along with the six staff members who tried to save them. tonight we know more about how it happened and we have a team of correspondents on this tragedy. first we'll go to jim axelrod. >> reporter: at 1:00 this afternoon, the first two funerals began: one in newtown, the other 25 miles away. this woman spoke for many. >> you shouldn't be at a six-year-old's funeral. i mean, it's a devastating event and it's heart breaking and it keeps getting more heart breaking. >> reporter: six-year-old noah pozner was eulogized as a kind, caring, slightly mischef vous boy who'd been looking forward to a buddy's birthday party on saturday. six-year-old jack pinto was described as all boy at his
to rest. throughout newtown, there are memorials like this one for the victims and their families. this one is closest to the school. people from across the northeast are traveling here to pay their respects. mary drove three hours from massachusetts to bring teddy bears. she no longer feels her own children are safe. >> there's no way out. people ask us to not be pair foiled but how? >> reporter: there was no school today so some parents brought their children to a local recreation center to have fun. >> this is exactly what the kids need after such a terrible tragedy. >> reporter: crews are renovating an old school in a nearby town for students who sur vierved the shooting. it's expected the -- survived the shooting. it's expected the school will be ready for classes later this week. sandy hook elementary remains a crime scene and it's not known if it will ever reopen. police refuse to reveal details. one spokesperson saying they're too awful to discuss. in newtown, i'm randall pinkon. back you to. >> thank you for that report. >>> we're learning the mother of a georgetown unive
will be waking up and continuing to remember the victims. the funeral will be starting. in newtown, connecticut, i'm tori dunhan. >> hundreds of bullets were found at the connecticut school. that suggest that's the gunman was planning a more gruesome massacre but was stopped short. lanza had a sig sauer 9mm as well as a bushmaster assault rifle. and this is a photo of lanza's mother, nancy lanza. authorities say he shot his mother in the head four times and drove to an elementary school with enough am in addition to kill every student there. gun control is once again in the spotlight on the sunday morning talk show meet the press, it was said on the next day of congress' session, new legislation will be introduced to get weapons of war off the street. >> it will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation, and the possession. and it will ban the same for big clips, drums or strips. >> but as the nation mourns the staggering loss of so many innocent lives. she believes americans are ready for a change. >> is this the way we want america to go? in other words, the rights of the few overcome the s
in america, aurora, orego in the shopping mall and now here in newtown have involved young people using the same and now here, newtown, all involved young people using the same weapon. an ar-15 semiautomatic rifle all with high capacity magazines. in aurora, over 100 in his magazine which he could fire off. here we saw up to 30. here's the question. why do you feel that americans should have those if your belief is they just have to defend themselves? >> well, before i go any further, piers, first, thanks for having me back. we did have a heated discussion last time and i much appreciate this more calm discussion. second, on behalf of i'm sure i speak for the entire board of michigan coalition of responsible gun owners we offer our sincere condolence and sympathies for the victims and their families. we are all about safety. we all want to be safe and we certainly want children to be safe. like i said last week, we just disagree on how to get there from here. to answer your question, i would point out that the shooter in the mall in oregon was confronted by a legally armed citizen who
for their families. the news, coming as the community of newtown begins to mourn, the 26 victims who did not survive on friday t was an emotional memorial ceremony at newtown high school last night. president obama, sitting among the mourners, in the high school, joining community and religious leaders at the service. first though he met privately with each of the families of the victims. what, what an experience that must have been. and you could see, that he was visibly moved when he came out of on the stage and the entire nation has been moved by the events in -- newtown connecticut, 72 hours ago. sandy hook elementary will remain closed indefinitely, perhaps a month or perhaps permanently as the investigation continues and as they learn more about the gunman, adam lanza, what may have motivated this terrible unspeakable crime. rick leventhal joins us live from newtown with the latest on that investigation. rick? >> reporter: megyn, you may have heard paul vance say there were moving vans, collecting furniture of the classroom other equipment from the school so it can be moved to another school,
to know about newtown. we'll see you later, everybody. "happening now" continues our coverage now. jon: we continue with brand-new stories and even breaking news. jenna: police vowing to examine every single bullet found at scene at the massacre at sandy hook elementary school. no better understanding of what caused the killer to commit this crime. a live update an hour from now. we'll take you there. a horrible seen in kansas, two police officers shot, both of them killed in a dramatic standoff with the suspect. the very latest on that. also we are set to get details from an independent report on the terrorist attack in libya, four americans murdered at the u.s. consulate there, so many questions still about security and the administration's handling of the aftermath. those stories and breaking news as we get it all "happening now." jon: as we begin on this monday there are new developments to tell you about in the aftermath of the connecticut school massacre. good morning i'm jon scott. jenna: hi, everybody, i'm jenna leave. the country as bill and martha were just talking about struggli
of the tragedy in newtown, connecticut. >> all across this land of ours we have wept with you. we've pulled our children tight. >> today funerals will be held for two of the children that died in the shooting as their community continues to search for answers. one of the teachers at sandy hook described the difficulties in moving forward in the wake of a tragedy. >> it seems as though the expression i'll take this one day at a time it becomes i'll take this one minute at a time. >> across the country americans who had never before heard of newtown, connecticut, are grieving for those who are lost. yesterday american sports heroes made the town their own. the new york giants wore the school's initials on their helmets. the new england patriots sent up 26 flares to honor the victims, and the players on the miami heat hugged their own children during a moment of silence. after tucson, fort hood, aurora, and oak creek, it is newtown that may end up being the inflexion point for measurable change. president obama suggested as much last night. >> we can't tolerate this anymore. these tragedies must e
. >>> president barack obama spent the night mourning in newtown, connecticut. he arrived an hour before the service began to meet with the families in privaciy. >> i come to offer the love -- privacy. >> i come to offer the love and prays of aination. >> i am very mindful that mere words can not match the depths of your sorrow, nor can they heal your hearts. in the face of violence. in the face of evil. you looked out for each other. and you have cared for one another. >> he ended the speech by reciting the names of all of the 20 children killed. >>> the first funerals are starting tomorrow. 28 people dead. including 20 children. they say the shooter, adam lanza shot his mother four times in the head as she lay sleeping. computers in their home were smashed and he drove to the school and forced his way in by shooting out a window. within minutes he shot and killed 20 children and six adults and then as the police closed in, he shot himself. >> earlier in the day many people in newtown attended church services to express their grief. even that was disrupted at one church by the threat o
. >> but will newtown's tragedy change our response? an empassioned plea from joe scarborough on "morning joe." >> pole tigs can no longer be allowed to defend the status quo. they must, instead, be forced to defend our children. parents can no longer take no for an answer from washington when the topic turns to protecting our children. entrenched special interests are going to try to muddy the cause in the coming days. the cause of this sickening mass shooting, like the others, is no longer a mystery to commonsense americans, and blessedly, there are more commonsense americans than there are special interests. even if it doesn't always seem that way. i say good luck to the gun lobbyists, good luck to the hollywood lawyer who tries to blunt the righteous anger of millions of parents by hiding behind twisted readings of our bill of rights. >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. the first funerals today are for 6-year-old jack pinto and noah posner whose twin sister was in another classroom and survived the shootings. nbc's michelle franzen joins me now from fairfield, connecticut, where ja
this afternoon as the first of many funerals are held in newtown, connecticut. the beginning of what will prove to be a parade of ceremonies laying to rest beautiful young children and their dedicated young teachers who became the victims of a senseless and unspeakable act of violence. children like 6-year-old noah pozner, smart as a whip, gentle but rambunctious, mourned by his twin sister ariel who was in a different classroom and survived. jack pinto, also 6, loved skiing, baseball, and football and was a big fan of the new york giants, especially victor cruz. the star receiver wore the boy's name on his cleats and gloves in tribute during the giants game sunday night. as a nation grapples with how and why these many young lives were cut brutally short, it fell to the president in newtown last night to face the impossible task of consoling a town that lay in emotional ruins. >> i can only hope it helps for you to know that the you're not alone in your grief. that our world, too, has been torn apart. that all across this land of ours, we have wept with you. we've pulled our children tight. >>
or google play. >>>. >>> new this morning, president obama is back at the white house after visiting newtown, connecticut. he walked out of marine one after delivering an emotional tribute to the victims of the tragedy. he called on the nation to change so another mass shooting like this one never happens again. >> olivia, josephine. >> more than 900 mourners that packed the high school heard emotional obama admit the country has faild him. >> this is the fourth time we have come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by mass shooting. >> he will use the power of presidency like the massacre at sandy hook elementary school. >> these tragedies must end. to end them we must change. >> outside an emotional reaction from the shattered community to the president's visit. >> it was very touching, it did mean a lot. >> we have six kids. that is how we will be judged. >> new and chilling details about adam lanza's past have emerged. according to the governor the rampage ended ten minutes after it began when lanza where he opened fire heard wailing sirens from law enforcement approaching
, live from newtown, connecticut. >> good morning. welcome to this special edition of "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. savannah guthrie is in newtown, connecticut. the president's remarks at that vigil last night were moving, powerful. they were spoken, of course, not only as the nation's leader but also, savannah, from a heartbroken parent's point of vi view. >> no question about that. there were loud, audible sobs as the president read through the names of those who had fallen. the president wrote these remarks himself and i can tell you it contained a more forceful call to action than even some close aides had expected. before that he met privately with first responders and families of victims. the daughter of sandy hook principal, dawn hochsprung, tweeted these pictures of the president holding her daughter, and said mom would be so proud but not as proud as i am of her. >> savannah, classes are set to resume wednesday for the students of sandy hook, but they'll be held at a school in a neighboring town for the foreseeable future as you might expect. the investigation into
, oregon and now newton connecticut -- newtown connecticut which has to be the worst so far because kids beautiful little 1st graders, little angels, 201st graders, 20 kids. we have seen their photos. we have heard their names. it just tears you apartment particularly those of us who are parents. it tears you apartment, these 20 little kids, four of their teachers, the principal and the school psychologist all gunned down multiple gunshot wounds to the head and brutal brutal acts possible against these people who in no way, i mean just totally, totally innocent people and this is the one i would hope that that would really shock us and move us to act. you know this weekend, we have been consumed with grief. we have been consumed with sorrow. we have been consumed with anger, too anger at ourselves, and i've got to tell you i have been particularly consumed, maybe some of you, too, with a little guilt because i feel as the president indicated last night, i feel that i haven't done enough, that i haven't said enough, that i haven't pushed enough. i mean it's so -
obama traveled to newtown where he met with the families with the victims and spoke at the service. he read the names of the 20 children who were killed. and he says he's going to do everything possible to prevent shootings like this one from happening again. >> here in newtown, i come to offer the love and prayers of a nation. i am very mindful that your words cannot match the depth of your sorrow. nor can they heal your wounded hearts. >> outside the school and around newtown, there are memorials, candles, and teddy bears left by people who have traveled miles to honor the victims. >> the school massacre in connecticut has reignited the gun control debate. coming up at 5:15 what california senator dianne feinstein says about new legislation she will introduce next month. the connecticut shooting has made bay area parents fear for their own children in schools right here. ktvu tara moriarty live in san francisco now to tell us how school officials are taking precautions to make sure schools and children are safe. tara. >> reporter: many schools have fences like the one you see behind
>>> good evening, everyone, it is 10:00 here in newtown connecticut, the end of a harrowing week for this town or any town. there are many difficult days, weeks and months ahead. starting tomorrow, parents will begin burying their children, trying to imagine -- it's almost unthinkable. it's impossible to find the words. all the words that we can say in this hour are going to seem so small, the face of the tragedy that has occurred here. now, is a time to lean on one another or the parents and the loved ones and the families here to be the ones to lean on. they came together for a convince il, crowding into the local high school just behind me. the local high school auditorium to listen to spiritual leader offering any words of comfort they could. president obama spoke as well and said that we as a nation are simply not doing enough to keep our children safe. he promised to work, to put an end to future tragedies like this one. we'll play you his call for action shortly. but we don't want to focus on the killer. for the last several days we haven't said his name. i don't want hist
possible. >> good morning this monday, december 17th. our top story this morning. the tragedy in newtown, connecticut. president obama traveled to new town to come for the families of those killed at sandy hooke elementary. he also took part in an emotional memorial service for the victims last night. we will now go witlive with rene mars mr sh from new town. >> the nation continues to mourn. the first funerals for two of the students will be held today. >> we will never forget. on sunday morning more than 2000 people came out. >> we offer you our tears and our pain. hour anour anger and our sour. >> we will share with you and try to ease this heavy burden. >> the president's stated that more needs to be done to protect our children. >> these tragedies must end. and in that we must change. >> they just told us here in connecticut that both the school and a home where adam used to live will be shutdown and closed indefinitely. they said that they will still be considered a crime scenes definitely for months. he stated that it will be up to the town officials to decide what to do with sand
of the victims. for more on the investigation we turn to fox news correspondent mike tobin in newtown. mike? >> good morning, chris. people here in new town are flocking to the churches once again to mourn and try to comprehend the incomprehensible as we learn more about the horrible details of what happened here. details from the medical examiner gruesome. close range. those lives just getting started 8 little boys and 12 little girls 6 and 7 years old. >> i have been at this for a third of a century. my sensibilities may not be the average man but this probably is the worst i have seen or the worst that i know of any of my colleagues having seen. >> six of the victims at the sandy hook elementary school were standoff. the principal dawn hochsprung said to be killed lunging at the gunman. sur lock also killed. the mother of the shooter was found dead. police found evidence they hope will explain the motivation of the gunman. >> the secondary crime scene that we discussed where the female was located deceased did produce some very good evidence in this investigation. >> that gunman, 20-year
. instead of flowers, her family is requesting donations be made to the newtown animal shelter, that's probably what she would have wanted. we will remember her. we will remember 7-year-old chase kowalski, for his love of outdoor sports and his talent for them. he just won his first mini-triathlon. he was always outside riding his bike. we will remember chase. we will remember 6-year-old jesse lewis was learning how to ride a horse. it was only natural, his family had five of them. two miniatures, three dogs, a flock of chickens. he loved to tell stories and lived life brave and true. we will remember. we'll also remember 6-year-old james. he's being remembered as a sweetheart of a kid with such an innocent face. a face that we and they and everyone should remember. we'll remember the face of 7-year-old grace mcdonnell. the neighbor describes it as the face of an angel. she was her mother's little best friend. her family in a brief statement saying, our daughter grace was the love and light of our family. words cannot adequately express our sense of loss. we too will remember grace.
. >> reporter: grief is evident not just in newtown o. wall street a shorter bell. >> may their memories become less painful. >> reporter: and the u.s. senate paying tribute with silence this afternoon. a nation in pain with some turning to action. this march in washington calling for stricter gun control measures. president obama said sunday at a memorial service that he planned to take executive action. >> are we prepared to say such violence visited on our children year after year after year to sell out the price of our freedom? >> reporter: hoping to provide comfort, owners of therapy dogs are wandering around town with animals and they're being approached by children and adults a like. jennifer davis, fox news. >>> schools across the country and here in our area had counselors and extra police perhaps as students return to class today. they hoping the added security might ease the anxiety by students and parents. >> reporter: first graders at district heights lamar start the morning discussing a story like any other day. then, something different. >> at this time, we're going have a moment
on the ground in newtown, but that there is -- that i think for folks who have wanted to see reform on our nation's gun laws, that this could be an inflexion point. does the mayor share that feeling? >> he hopes so. you know, i may be alone in this, but i am just no longer comforted by comforting words. i feel like as the governor said, you know, we've become very good at doing these memorials after these events and then nothing happens substantively to change the underlying dynamic and the underlying problem, so i'm almost, frankly, a little suspicious of comforting words. comforting words are not nearly muff, and we need action and we need presidential action, presidential leadership. we need congressional action and congressional leadership. mike bloomberg is the head of an organization. mayors all over the country, more than 500. he spent $10 million in the last election to defeat people who had nra support. there are a lot of people in this country who know that it's time for a change. we need to hear all of those voices, and we need leadership in congress and from the white house to
at the connecticut school shooting. good afternoon. i'm tori campbell. shock and grief are still strong in newtown connecticut today as people come to terms with the shooting death of 20 children and six adults at sandy hook elementary school on friday. as nicole collins reports, amidst the morning, more facts facts are coming to light about the young man who carried out the killing. >> reporter: three days after one of the worst school shootings in u.s. history the grieving community holds one of the first funeral services. two young victims laid to rest today. 6-year-old noah posner, loved learning how things work. his stin sister was in a different classroom and survived. and jack pinto, also six. a new york giants fan, funerals are planned throughout the week, as the investigation continues. >> we have begun processing the evidence. analyzing the evidence. as i stated yesterday, just to use an example, the weaponry, every single facet of the weapons will be analyzed. >> reporter: police say the shooter, 20-year-old adam lanza, had hundreds of rounds of ammunition. and enough to kill about ever
process begins today when the first two funerals will be held here in newtown. >> innocent babies. that's what makes it almost incomprehensible. >> reporter: police believe the carnage could have been much worse. they say 20-year-old adam lanza had enough bullets to kill about every child in the school if given enough time. >> magazine for the rifle and multiple magazines for the rifle and multiple magazines for both handguns. >> reporter: lanza reportedly ducked into a room and killed himself when he heard police arriving. for their bravery, the police received a standing ovation at sunday's memorial service. erica ferrari for cbs news, newtown, connecticut. >> yesterday's public memorial, president obama met privately with families of the victims. >>> the school massacre in connecticut presents a challenge, obviously, for parents and educators. thousands of miles away. the key question: how should we communicate with our kids about it? san francisco's unified school district is one of many all across the bay acknowledging the difficulty educators and students have. mayor ed lee and t
la ciudad de newtown. >>> los padres han comenzado en una tarea dificilÍsima a se putoara a sus pequeÑos hijos que murieron en ese tiroteo, sin sentido y todo estadounidense pregunta hasta cuÁndo?. >>> tenemos una amo mra cobertura liderada por enrique en newtown, enrique bfrps. >>> buenas noches, fue un dÍa para de las familias dieron el Último adiÓs a las vick dlaims vÍctimas de la matanza del viernes en la escuela primaria, y en distintas partes de esta comunidad familiares y seres queridos y muchos compaÑeros de escuela se dieron a la dura tarea de enterrar a sus niÑos y jorge estuvo allÍ. >>> la comunidad de newtown comienza a despedir a sus muertos, en esta funeraria ex compaÑeros y familiares del niÑo pinto le dieron el Último adiÓs. >>> quÉ le parece este funeral que se llevÓ a cabo hoy?. >>> no hay palabras para describir esto. >>> no puedo hablar ahora. >>> nosotros nunca esperÁbamos que una cosa asÍ iba a suceder aquÍ, en esta parte de connectict. esto no hay palabras para expresar la pena, el dolor. >>> pinto tenÍa 6 aÑos era un fanÁtico de depor
shootings. >> reporter: the newtown killings have prompted senator dianne feinstein to introduce an updated version of her assault weapons ban. >> it will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession, not retroactively, but perspectively, and it will ban the same for big clips, drugs, or strips of more than 10 bullets. >> reporter: but the control advocates know they face a formidable foe in those who champion the second amendment. >> i say that you've pos do you late a question of wrong. the question is how do we control violence. there is no violence in a knife. >> reporter: some say pro bitionz do not work. what then is the problem? >> the problem is insanity. mankind is not a wonderful creature. if you get a lot of people story, will you get a lot of problems. >> firearms advocate peter buckston is not optimistic. he says guns will not disappear overnight. he doubts anything will be done about what he says is the real problem, mental health. >> thank you very much. >>> it's not just in connecticut where people are praying for the victims at church services around the b
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, abc news. >>> residents of newtown grieved at an inter faith memorial service with president obama in attendance at newtown hospital. they spoke of recovery and change. >> we needed this. we they'ded to be together -- we needed to be together here in this room, in the gymnasium, outside the doors of this school in living rooms around the world. we needed to be together. >> the horror that was visited upon our sandy hooks school was not deserved. it is the angry and desperate act of a confused young man. >> 900 people packed the high school gym. grown men cried hugging first responders and others found a chance to released penned up emotions. president obama promised change. >> these tragedies must end. and to end them we must change. in the coming weeks i will use whatever power this office holds in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. >> funerals have been announced for seven of the 27 victims. the first two will be tomorrow. services all over the bay area honored the victims of the shooting. what local people are doing to remember the victims, and what you can
? today, newtown laid to rest two 6-year-olds, killed in friday's last shooting. and as we see the funerals of 25 more victims in the coming days, we all have to ask ourselves are we going to accept countless more images like this, scores of parents burying their children, kissing lives good-bye simply because we didn't have the courage or the will to forge a solution. the answer cannot be no. this country be our reality. we have to be better than that. and that's what the president urged last night. >> and we say that we're truly doing enough to give all the children of this country the chance they deserve to live out their lives and happiness and with purpose. >>> i've been reflecting on this the last few days. and if we're honest with ourselves, the answer is no. we're not doing enough. and we will have to change. >> we will have to change. with political will power, we can. senator diane feinstein vowed today to introduce gun legislation at the start of the next congress. the bill would ban the sale, transfer and importation of assault weapons. and would also prohibit high-
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